FROM SURVIVING TO THRIVING
Are you struggling to process a painful life experience?
Did something happen that you can’t stop thinking about?
Do you feel stuck and unable to move on?
Is your relationship going through a difficult time?
We aim to provide a confidential, professional and fully accredited psychological therapy and counselling service in Bury, Greater Manchester and surrounding areas. Our aim is to aid and maintain recovery. We can help you on the road to recovery.
We provide professional counselling and psychological therapies for mental health problems and relationship issues including depression, anxiety, stress, work related stress, post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, difficulty sleeping, body dysmorphia disorder, social anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder (excessive worry), low self esteem, phobias, eating issues, sexuality related concerns, health anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, amongst other mental health presentations.
In our daily lives, we attempt to manage our emotions and thoughts but may feel unable to make lasting changes. At Support Counselling we will help you understand how your current thought patterns and behaviour, in particular, any harmful, unhelpful, and skewed ideas or thoughts, maybe triggering and maintaining your problems, or making them worse. The aim is to change your way of thinking and behaving to establish more realistic and helpful patterns.
Please don’t wait one more day. Below you can read more about our services, book yourself a free telephone consultation, a full session or contact us for more specific information by email, phone or text.
“I was totally stressed out when I went to see Addison at support counselling. I just felt hopeless and with no direction or motivation. Everything looked bleak. Now, with the help of some techniques I was taught, I feel relaxed yet focussed. I just can’t thank Addison enough for turning my life around.”
“I was in bad shape when I went to support counselling, I was grieving and hurting, but now I feel like I’m on the road to recovery. I’m learning to live with grief and I’m functioning again as a mum and as a wife. I’m very grateful for the support and wisdom I received from people who understand grief and emotional pain.”
“I was recommended to go to Support Counselling by a friend as my marriage was virtually over. Now I’m in a loving and healthy relationship again. I really didn’t think this was possible but my husband and I are in love again! I’m so happy!”
“I thought my problems were big and scary but now I’ve learned to break things down into manageable chunks my anxiety has disappeared. I’m so very grateful to support counselling and to Addison for helping me get my life back on track. Thanks Addison.”
“I was at a crossroads with my job. It’s not what I really wanted to do but could see no alternative. With coaching from Addison I’ve made some major changes and never been happier. I really enjoyed picking through my options with Addison on a Saturday morning, coffee in hand. I’ll really miss those sessions.”
“I learned to be myself, my authentic self and life has never been sweeter. I’m so much happier now and at peace with myself.”
Hi, I’m Addison
I’m a professional counsellor and I’m dedicated to helping you to find clarity and peace of mind.
I initially became interested in counselling to find my own happiness. I had suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune and needed to find peace and equilibrium. I studied professional counselling, psychoanalysis, clinical hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and neuro-linguistic programming and I found that peace and equilibrium. It’s within us all, not out there in the world. Now I’m dedicated to helping other to find theirs.
WHAT WE CAN HELP YOU WITH
Anger and irritability
- Fear and panic
- Profound sadness
- Low energy
- Pessimism and negativity
- Isolation and loneliness
From one-to-one therapy to group counselling and workshops, Support Counselling has a broad range of services available to suit every possible need. Choose the support that best suits you.
You can book a consultation which can be conducted in person, online or by phone.
Individual counselling sessions are charged at £40 per session in person, online or by phone. These are 50 minutes in duration, and we offer daytime, evenings and Saturday appointments to fit in with your lifestyle.
The number of sessions you may require varies from individual to individual. This may range from an average of 4-8 sessions, to some clients needing only 2-4 sessions, and yet other clients may require a longer term approach. This will always be your decision and remains in your control, and we will always discuss your requirements in depth with you. Honesty and integrity are essential in the way that we work.
Couples & Relationship Counselling
Couples sessions are charged at £40 per session for 1 hour duration. All couples counselling is carried out at our premises, in person or online. Please email us to discuss 6 and 10 session package options.
HOW WE WORK
Support Counselling offers an integrative counselling and psychotherapeutic approach that combines numerous scientific approaches to create individualised treatment plans that suit each person’s unique needs and personality. This offers the flexibility and adaptability to give you a truly personalised service.
It is extremely important that you feel safe, secure, listened to, understood, accepted, supported and validated. You will always be treated with respect and compassion. I work hard to create a genuinely non-judgemental and sensitive environment that provides the necessary foundation for your personal growth. Every person is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy.
That’s why we are skilled in a wide range of therapeutic techniques and trained in the integration and application of the following core approaches:
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY – 100%
COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY – 90%
MINDFULNESS BASED CBT – 80%
ATTACHMENT THEORY – 70%
PERSON-CENTRED THERAPY – 60%
SCHEMA THERAPY – 50%
At Support Counselling I believe in empowering you with the skills you need to solve your own problems. Help yourself to one of these free self-help articles. And if it works for you, please share it with your friends.
NURTURING SELF-CARE: THE FOUNDATION OF MENTAL HEALTH
THE CHOICE OF FEELING GOOD
HOW TO DEFUSE FROM DISTRESSING THOUGHTS
FEAR OF FAILURE
YOU ARE THE AUTHOR OF YOUR LIFE STORY
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
In the simplest of terms, counselling involves a lot of talking, connecting, exploring, sharing, thinking, feeling, and even laughing. It takes place in a safe, secure room with two comfy chairs; one for the client and one for the therapist. The client can use the time to talk about any issue that is causing them distress and the specially trained counsellor will help the client to explore their problem from new perspectives and find solutions. Counselling is safe, liberating and powerful… it can even be fun!
Counselling is for everyone. My clients are men and women of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. They come to therapy because they are struggling to process a painful life experience and want some professional support. They have good lives and positive relationships with their family and friends, but they don’t want to burden those people with their problems. Counsellors are trained to listen, understand, support and encourage you for as long as it takes for you to start feeling better. We will never judge you, get frustrated or lose interest. You will always be our top priority. We’re here to help.
Counselling can help you to gain control over your life and your happiness. It can teach you how to use your brain in new ways that make it possible for you to let go of distressing thoughts, increase positive feelings, and overcome destructive patterns of behaviour. You can use these new skills to improve your relationships, grow in confidence, and start living the life of your dreams. Despite what you may have been told in the past, there are very few mental health conditions that are permanent. Even conditions such as Bi-Polar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder and Drug Addiction can be entirely eliminated with the right kind of support. You are not broken. You’re just stuck. And with help you can change everything.
Each session lasts 50 minutes. Most clients choose to have counselling once a week, especially in the beginning when they need the most support. The total length of a course of counselling depends on each individual client’s needs and personal circumstances. Minor problems can be solved in as few as 1 – 6 sessions. Moderate problems take up to 12 sessions. Severe problems take 20 or more sessions. Many clients choose to continue having therapy for as long as they find it beneficial.
Yes, you definitely can. As a counsellor I’m accredited by ACCPH (Accreditation of Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists) trained to the highest possible level and bound by the rules of its Ethical Framework and Professional Conduct Procedure.